NAR joins fight to extend the National Flood Insurance Program

The National Association of Realtors announced Friday that it’s joined 21 of the nation’s largest trade associations in a campaign urging Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before a July 31 deadline.

HUD announces $616M in hurricane recovery aid for Florida

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved details on Thursday of a $616 million disaster recovery plan for the state of Florida.

Hurricane season could cause $1.6 trillion in property damage

Nearly 6.9 million homes are at risk of hurricane and storm damage in 2018, according to a new study by analytics provider CoreLogic.

2017 saw fewest foreclosure starts in nearly two decades

Black Knight today released its latest Mortgage Monitor report, which revealed 2017 had the fewest number of foreclosure starts since 2000 (649,000), despite the negative impact Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria had on areas such as Texas, Louisiana, M…

Mortgage delinquencies spike in TX and FL in wake of hurricanes

The number of delinquent mortgages soared for the second month in a row, rising 24 percent in regions of Texas and Florida in the wake of hurricanes …

Recovery Still Underway for Hurricane-Ravaged Real Estate Markets

Real estate is just one of the many economy-driven industries that felt the devastating impact of hurricanes this season. In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, residents are still in the middle of recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. It may be some time before those real estate markets can be evaluated, as many of […]

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Coldwell Banker launches disaster relief fund

From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to the wildfires that are devastating Northern California, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the past three months have been rife with disasters. In response to the long recoveries ahead, Coldwell Banker has…

Battling insurance: The dark side of disaster recovery

In the aftermath of four major natural disasters in the last month — Houston, Puerto Rico, South Florida and now Napa and Sonoma — plans to rebuild have already begun. And insurance companies are wringing their hands, plotting their next moves …

Answering the Call

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The recovery timelines for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

For those hard-working agents in Texas and Florida who are still cleaning up and waiting for their markets to return to normal, some hurricane recovery timeline estimates have emerged …